Harmonic Brings Real-World OTT and Broadcast Success
At IBC2019 Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of its unified OTT and broadcast delivery solutions. A variety of deployment strategies will be showcased, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, to demonstrate how service providers, broadcasters and content owners originate and distribute video channels smarter, faster and simpler. Harmonic’s unique approach to video delivery includes cloud-based SaaS solutions that dramatically speed up the launch of new services, including live OTT channels, increase business agility and enhance video experiences.
“At IBC2019, we’re drawing from our extensive deployment experience and showcasing concrete solutions deployed in the field by leading service providers, broadcasters and content owners,” said Tim Warren, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Harmonic. “The video market is highly dynamic, and consumer demand for live OTT services is growing. Harmonic’s expansive solutions portfolio and enhancements in cloud, targeted advertisement and 8K technologies, with a SaaS business approach are designed with a sharp eye to help our customers stay one step ahead of the video evolution.”
Unified OTT and Broadcast Delivery
Unified delivery workflows running in the cloud and on premises will be demonstrated, which offer service providers a low-latency OTT solution for multiprotocol environments to provide the same delay between broadcast and OTT feeds – key for delivering live sports. In addition, Harmonic will showcase a range of unique workflows for VOS360 SaaS to launch skinny bundles, create new pop-up channels, deploy disaster recovery and stream live sports in UHD.
Maximise Efficiency and Flexibility with Virtualised, Software and Cloud Playout Solutions
At IBC2019, Harmonic will demonstrate real-world deployments of hybrid SDI/IP, UHD and HDR playout and on-premises/cloud-based channel origination for OTT and broadcast workflows powered by its virtualised Spectrum X media servers and VOS360 SaaS. By supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications, Harmonic enables video content and service providers to make a smooth transition to all-IP workflows.
Simplify Live Content Distribution with CDN-Enabled Primary Distribution SaaS
Harmonic’s CDN-enabled Primary Distribution solution, a powerful workflow supported by the company’s VOS360 SaaS, will also be highlighted. With the Primary Distribution SaaS solution, programmers can deliver linear channels to distributors, whether they are traditional pay-TV operators, virtual MVPDs or local broadcasters, anywhere in the world via CDN.
Increase Monetisation with Video SaaS for OTT and Broadcast Services
Harmonic will also showcase the powerful dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities in Harmonic’s video SaaS solutions. With the company’s video SaaS solutions, operators can deliver advanced targeted advertisements and optimise ad campaigns to deliver personalised advertisements to viewers in real time. Harmonic’s solutions provide operators and advertisers a unified approach to reach audiences over hybrid broadcast and broadband delivery networks.
Future Zone Brings 8K, AI Technologies to the Forefront
The company will demonstrate high-quality 8K video delivery on 8K connected TVs and legacy mobile devices with EyeQ content-aware encoding (CAE), which reduces the required bandwidth by up to 50 percent while improving quality of experience. AI-based video compression will also be demonstrated, showing how it can reduce bit rates for broadcast and IPTV delivery, improve QoE for OTT and increase density for all applications.
Thought Leadership on AI Video Compression, 8K and 5G at the Future Zone Theatre
Thierry Fautier, vice president of video strategy at Harmonic, will outline the opportunities that 5G networks promise and the challenges ahead for 8K in his ‘Taking a Look at 8K and 5G Technologies’ presentation on September14 at 1:50pm. in the Future Zone Theatre (Hall 8, stand F40).
Also in the Future Zone Theatre, Stephane Cloirec, Senior Director, Video Appliances at Harmonic, will speak on how ‘AI-Driven Video Compression Brings New Revenue Opportunities and Cost Savings for Service Providers’ on September 16 at 4:10pm.